The stories only this beach bag could tell..... day 6!!!!

Christmas gift from my cousin when I was 9ish
     This morning was getting nearer and nearer last night, as I went to sleep, and as I dozed off, I kept dreaming about this handmade beach bag of mine. I have had it since well before my teenage years. It has had some serious wear and tear. And if I keep this blog going, you will find out how much  I love going to the beach and being around the river or any particular body of water. Pools mainly. I will stick to the shallow end so I am not the sharks dinner! After all the ocean is the sharks dinner table, right?
     When you start to think about how many years you have owned something.... what comes to mind first? I have a stuffed animal cat, and this beach bag. Both are usually always included on trips we take ect. These items have no value, and oh the stories only they know. My beach bag, has never let me down. I have only let myself down when I forget it on a sudden trip to the beach. I usually store all of my swimsuits in it, and beach hats and towels, and scarves ect. you name it. It gets stored in this big bag.
     And I have to laugh because this bag could tell you stories. Some of which I could tell you. I become really emotional when I remember it's path and journey it has taken with me. Now that I am feeling nostalgic, one Christmas, each of my cousins on my dads side got these bags as a Christmas gift. I was talking to another one of my cousins about this via the book face a few years ago. She no longer has her beach bag. So, why do we hang on to certain things, others dont hang onto? Of all of the gifts I have gotten from anyone for Christmas, I still hold onto this canvas bag.
     I was thinking about things I wanted to pack in it this beach season, as we had planned on taking the jet ski or the boat out today, or just to lay out and get some sun. The water might still be a little chilly with this wind we are having.
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Bathing suit 
  • A good book 
  • Sandals 
  • Tank tops 
  • Shorts 
  • Hat 
  • Cell phone and charger 
  • Underwear 
  • Pajamas 
  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner 
  • Soap 
     Normally all get packed in here. However, this year I want to pack my water colors, small sketch book, my tombows, anything artsy fartsy. I know this bag can hold it all! I have always been a true beach bum at heart.
Give me a sun bed, a beer and a book – I can just lay there like a crocodile all day long – I am not kidding! Okay, well, maybe a couple of beers – Burp! And now, adding art supplies to the LIST! Think it will all fit in this bag? Hey yall hold my BEER!


  1. I feel you! Yesterday I packed a sketchbook, pencils, and a guide on perspective in my laptop bag on the way to a conference. You never know when you'll have a couple of minutes...

    1. That just reminds me of being in college and having a huge discussion and acting like I was note taking instead I was definitely drawing faces or doodling


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